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Question of When NP Gave Care to Dead Patient Goes to Trial CourtBy Jack H. FarnbauchDecember 6, 2019On Dec. 1, 2015 Peter Strickholm was prescribed a blood pressure medicine for his high levels by a nurse practitioner who had recently been established as his primary-care provider. Goshen Hospital Patients File Lawsuit after “Sterilization Processes May Cause Infections” By Jack H. FarnbauchDecember 6, 2019Goshen Hospital patients who underwent surgery between the dates of April 1 and Sept. 30 may have been exposed to potentially serious diseases as a result of a recently discovered sterilization issue, hospital officials say.Court of Appeals Rules Radiology Technologist Qualified to be Expert WitnessBy Jack H. FarnbauchDecember 6, 2019After deciding that a radiology technologist (RT) is qualified to give an opinion in a medical malpractice case, the Indiana Court of Appeals reversed summary judgment for St. Mary’s Medical Center of Evansville Inc. on Oct. 29, 2019. Surrendered Medical License in One State Doesn’t Stop Physicians from Practicing in Other StatesBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 14, 2019urrendering a medical license is often done in the face of overwhelming evidence of unprofessional conduct.How Long Do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Suit in IndianaBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 14, 2019Every medical malpractice case, in which improper or negligent treatment of a patient by a health care professional results in the patient’s injury, has a time limit known as a “statute of limitations.”Medical Malpractice Jurors Preferred a Higher Standard of ProofBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 14, 2019An Indiana medical malpractice complaint was filed in state court in January 2016 after a Medical Review Panel decided the defendant met the standard of care in treating the plaintiff. Continued Medical Malpractice Within the VABy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 13, 2019A former VA pathologist was charged with manslaughter in the deaths of three veteran patients, a former nurse was charged with stealing pain medication from veterans, a VA staff member was accused of sexual assaults and another former staff member is a person of interest in multiple veteran homicides, all within the past months. Pediatrician Charged with Sexual Misconduct Risks License SuspensionBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 12, 2019A Jamestown pediatrician charged with sexual misconduct risks having his license suspended by the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana.Repeated Medical Malpractice Offender Found with Aborted Fetuses in Home and Trunk of CarBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 11, 2019The bones of numerous fetuses have been found in the trunk of one of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer’s cars just weeks after authorities discovered more than 2,000 fetal remains in his home.Modifications for a Fair and Meaningful Medical Review PanelBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 10, 2019Cindy Harding is attorney-in-fact for her mother, Joann Sartain, who has dementia and lived at the Prairie Lakes nursing home from February 2012 until February 2014.